AREA FORECASTS

WASHINGTON: Today, cloudy, showers. High 54. Wind southwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, cloudy, showers. Low 44. Wind southeast 4-8 mph. Tuesday, showers early, then partly sunny, breezy. High 52. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

MARYLAND: Today, cloudy, showers. High 50-54. Wind southwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, cloudy, showers. Low 40-44. Wind southeast 4-8 mph. Tuesday, showers early, then partly sunny, breezy. High 50-54. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

VIRGINIA: Today, cloudy, showers. High 50-54. Wind southwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, cloudy, showers. Low 40-44. Wind southeast 4-8 mph. Tuesday, showers early, then partly sunny, breezy. High 50-54. Wind northwest 8-16 mph.

Recreational Forecasts

MOUNTAINS

Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia: Today, cloudy, rain. High 47-52. Low 33-38. Wind southwest 6-12mph. Tuesday, cloudy early, maybe a shower, sunny breaks later. High 47-52. Wind northwest 8-15 mph.

BEACHES

Maryland and Delaware: Today, cloudy, showers. High 54-58. Wind southwest 7-14 mph. Tonight, cloudy, showers. Low 44-48. Wind southeast 4-8 mph. Tuesday, showers early, then partly sunny, breezy. High 52-56.

Virginia: Today, partly sunny, then increasingly cloudy. High 60-64. Low 46-50. Wind southwest 7-14 mph. Tuesday, cloudy, showers. High 53-58. Wind west to southwest 6-12 mph.

BOATING

Upper Potomac River: Today, cloudy, showers. High 54-58. Wind southwest 7-14 mph. Waves around a foot.

Lower Potomac and Chesapeake Bay: Today, cloudy, showers. High 54-58. Wind southwest 7-14 mph. Waves 1-2 feet on the Chesapeake and around a foot on the lower Potomac.

River Stages: The National Weather Service estimates the stage at Little Falls to be 3.4 feet this morning and predicts the stage to remain at 3.4 feet Tuesday morning. Flood stage at Little Falls is 10 feet.

PLANET WATCH

Rise Fall

Sun 7:18 a.m. 4:46 p.m.

Moon 11:18 a.m. 10:01 p.m.

Mercury 5:52 a.m. 3:44 p.m.

Venus 3:47 a.m. 2:33 p.m.

Mars 10:43 a.m. 8:48 p.m.

Jupiter 1:48 p.m. 2:49 a.m.

Saturn 2:35 p.m. 4:05 a.m.

Uranus 10:41 a.m. 8:51 p.m.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Forecasts for Washington area, 202-334-9000 code 9100.

Long range regional forecasts, 703-260-0405.

Chesapeake Bay boating forecast, 703-260-0505.

Recreational and traveler's forecast, 703-260-0706.

Smithsonian Institution star/planet information, 202-357-2000.

Air Quality Index, 202-962-3299.